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Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Lovely Candy Co.: Gluten free black licorice, strawberry licorice, or cherry licorice (plus printable coupon link)

True story.  I bought my own stocking stuffers for Christmas.  I was wandering around Target and what to my wandering eye should appear, but three kinds of gluten free licorice hanging in the candy aisle. 

Needless to say, there wasn't many left on the shelves when I was done shopping.

Lovely Candies in my cart at Target.  This review is not a paid one.  I spent my hard earned money on these and thus disclose that folks at Lovely have done nothing to entice me to write this blog post. 
As you might remember if you read me often, I eat gluten free (pesky wheat allergy that came on in my 30s).  I really, really miss licorice.  I buy name brand from Hershey's for my kids and, well, sniff the bag because it was the closest I could get to being able to enjoy licorice.

There aren't that many gluten free candies on the shelves where I live and so when I find a new one, I want to give it a try.  I had read some good things about Lovely, so I plunged in at around $3 a bag.  These, sadly, didn't last a week.

Yeah, I know.  Oink, oink!

I recently went back to Target and got more... those are gone, too.

It's probably a good thing Target is 35 miles away.  Or I might not fit in my jeans anymore.  These are seriously that good and I'm a picky gal.

The black licorice tastes just like I remember.  The strawberry is close, but not quite the name brand, but still very good (especially if you get them while they're soft as licorice of all kind tends to harden over time).  The cherry tasted good too.  But by far, I love the strawberry most, with black coming in a close second.

So if you've been looking for delicious gluten free licorice, please check your local Target.  I have found some of Lovely's caramel and chocolate midgees (think Tootsie Rolls)  at a CVS and those taste great too.  You can order from their site, but it is definitely more than if you can find them yourself.

I look forward to finding more varieties to try and love just as much.

Save!  Print a coupon for $1 off Lovely

List of stores that carry Lovely products





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SavingStar Healthy Item of Week: Bananas

Super cheap to buy in general, but still nice to get 20% off.  Be sure to claim this offer in your SavingStar app before heading to the grocery store.



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Subway says goodbye to $5 foot long, now $6

If you had that earworm "5 dollar foot long. Any, any, any..." from Subway stuck in your head, well, it's time to bid it adieu!  Last week the company announced that they were no longer offering the $5 foot long, effective February 4th, but instead were raising the price to $6 due to market conditions.

Twitter screengrab of price jump announcement
Breaking news, indeed!  Probably not the best way to announce a price increase.  Fan backlash was pretty rough.

If that extra buck is a tough pill to swallow, make sure you scour your Sunday coupon inserts to look for coupons.  I recently received home mailers with coupons on them as well.  And my local store was recently offering a free 6 inch with a  $25 purchase of a gift card.  Be sure to sign up for offers via email here as well.

There's always Sheetz!  If you are lucky enough to have a Sheetz nearby, they have great MTOs.

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Leap Year Baby Freebie: Great American Cookies cookie!

Were you or do you know someone who was born on February 29?  I've met two people in my life who were leap day babies.  Great American Cookies is recognizing those whose true birthday only comes around every four years.  According to their press release, on February 29 only:

Leapers will receive a delicious 5 x 7 inch Cookie Cake with a "We Heart You" message in participating stores on Monday, February 29, 2016. * No purchase necessary.  
You'll need to show some kind of identification proving you were born on February 29.  This is while supplies last, but I don't think there's a whole lot of folks out there to make a run on the store. A Reuters piece from a few years ago put 200,000 as the number of American Leap Day Birthdays.


Know someone who can use this freebie?  Be sure to use the sharing tools below to let them know about this offer.



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Monday, February 08, 2016

Campbell's Labels for Education is ending

Campbell's Labels for Education is winding down and will end sometime after the 2016-2017 school year.  The program has been in effect for 42 years.

I received an email, that stated, in part:

During the 2016 - 2017 school year and beyond we will continue to honor labels only from schools currently registered with the program. We will remove the Labels for Education logo mid-2016 and expect there will be a limited number of products that contain these labels in stores through 2017.

The email states that the participation level from schools is just not enough to continue on:

During the past year, we've been assessing the impact of these programs and through this, we've seen that participation in Labels for Education has declined considerably. Sadly, it is at the point where we have no choice but to make the very difficult decision to wind down the program.

As a former coordinator for my child's previous school, I totally get their point.  Our school participated in this and other programs (BTFE, Tyson's Labels).  Compared to Box Tops, this program was not as lucrative for schools since BTFE is 10 cents per box top.  And that's cash.  They issue checks twice a year, so it behooves you to get your BTFE in before the check is cut each six months or so.

The points you collect from Campbell's labels go toward a catalog.  So you have to spend the points on items and they may not be things you need.  We always strived to catch every bonus possible because the points weren't really worth much.

What do you think?  Are you heart broken they're going to end the program?

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Kindle Fire for $39.99 - special price ends 2/13 -- Hot price!

If you missed the hot price on the 7" Kindle Fire for Black Friday, here's your chance to get it for under $40. This Kindle Fire is the one with special offers, but I can tell you first hand they are not intrusive at all. This Kindle Fire is great for kids -- my son has one and it does a lot of things for him. He can access his Google Drive for school, surf, and apps. Oh, Lordy. He finds all kinds of free apps to play via the Amazon Underground. Interested? The box below will take you right to the offer.




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Friday, February 05, 2016

Stream Super Bowl 50 for FREE --- computer or app (links inside)

I recently just had a friend make a decision to cut the cord --- she is planning to jettison her satellite provider in favor of a TV antenna she ordered online (great reception for her local stations) and a Netflix subscription.  She will literally save a ton of money by dropping her dish payment each month.

Which brings me to the Super Bowl.  With so many other cord cutters like her, it's nice to know that there are options for folks wanting to watch the Super Bowl.  Free options!

Website link to CBS to stream Super Bowl 50 for free:  http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/superbowl/live/player

There's an app for that, too, also free:  http://www.cbssports.com/mobile  (Apple or Android)

How do you plan to watch?  We'll be watching it at home, at least part of it.  The commercials are the best part, don't you think? 



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Free slice of Pizza at Pilot Flying J on February 9

According to the press release:

In honor of National Pizza Day on February 9, Pilot Flying J is giving customers a free slice of its "Unexpectedly Awesome" PJ Fresh Pizza, redeemable when displaying an online coupon available from the company's Facebook page at the time of purchase.


I don't see anything yet about the offer on their Facebook page, so be sure to check back closer to February 9.  Their Facebook page can be found here.
   
Editing:  Go here to get the coupon, valid midnight 2/8 through midnight 2/9:  http://pfjpizza.com/

Find a location near you.  These are typically near major highways as I've stopped at them before while traveling.




What do you think?  I have never had their pizza and there's not one near me.  If you have one nearby, be sure to check out the offer and let me know how their pizza tastes!


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Thursday, February 04, 2016

5 for $10 Coca-Cola 6 packs at Food Lion this week!

Coke 6 packs are 5 for $10 this week at Food Lion, with the start of their weekly ad today.  This is a hot price -- definitely stock up!  Prices may vary by area -- hope it's on sale near you at this price.



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Ibotta any brand rebates available 2/4

I spotted four Ibotta any brand rebates this morning. I hope these are available to you!  Great way to get a little extra off if you're name brand loyal to mac n' cheese or pizza.

Taco night?  Get a .25 rebate back on the cheese.  Soccer game Saturday?  Save on a sports drink. 

Not a member?  Join Ibotta today and start saving on these and many other rebates on products you can use.  Current offer is $10 for joining, activating, and claiming a rebate (not an any brand one, unfortunately) within 2 weeks of joining.  Link up your cards or submit your rebates.  I scan my Walmart receipts right after I scan them into Savings Catcher -- just a few minutes can save you a lot.





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